Five Tips for Eating Healthier in the United States

How do you read the labels on American food products? And which labels should you trust? Following the recent publication of her book Bien manger aux Etats-Unis, Kansas-based pharmacist and French expat Isabelle Guglielmi offers her advice on how to improve our diets while consuming U.S. products. France-Amérique: What is the number-one rule for improving diet in the United States?...

Daniel Acker
From France to America, Without Flying Paris-New York

Paris-New York is one of the leading transatlantic flight routes. But other flights offer passengers options for traveling to the United States from France. Can you fly to Atlanta, San Francisco, or New York without going through Paris? The answer is yes, on the condition you fly out of another European country. In France, secondary airports do not offer flights...

How to Spot a Good Baguette

As the French baguette enters the race to be given Unesco World Heritage status, American historian and French bread expert Steven Kaplan teaches us how to recognize and enjoy a good baguette de tradition. Six criteria matter: appearance, crust, crumb, mouth-feel, aroma, and taste. Viewed as a "fancy" food reserved for the bourgeoisie in the early 20th century, the baguette grew in popularity before...[Subscriber]

French Election: Where Can You Vote in the United States?

For the upcoming French presidential elections, which will take place on Saturday, April 22 and May 6, forty-four polling stations will be open in the United States. Each person’s polling station depends on their place of residence recorded when they registered at their consulate. The exact polling station was sent to each voter via an email from the French Ministry of...

Who Are the Honorary Consuls of France in the United States?

Whether realtors, bankers, French teachers, interior designers, bakers, bloggers or milliners, there are 56 honorary consuls of France in the United States. These men and women act as intermediaries between the French embassy in Washington D.C., the ten consulate generals and the French citizens living in the American states and territories. They are made up of both French and American...

From One Grade to the Next

Pre-school Nursery: petite section de maternelle (PS), 3–4 Pre-Kindergarten: moyenne section de maternelle (MS), 4-5 Kindergarten : grande section de maternelle (GS), 5-6 Elementary school 1st Grade : cours préparatoire (CP), 6-7 2nd Grade : cours élémentaire (CE1), 7-8 3rd Grade : cours élémentaire (CE2), 8-9 4th Grade : cours moyen (CM1), 9-10 5th Grade : cours moyen (CM2), 10-11 Middle School 6th Grade : sixième, 11-12 7th...